Within reach: my Everest story

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Publisher:
Dutton Books,
Pub. Date:
1998.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
970L
Fountas & Pinnell:
X
Description
Two years ago, every media giant from ESPN to Good Morning America scrambled to document the inspirational true story of fifteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer, the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest and most coveted peak. Now, as Mark prepares to embark on yet another record-breaking feat -- to become the youngest ever to lead an Everest expedition -- he shares his extraordinary personal story.

Like Jon Krakauer's best-seller Into Thin Air, an account of another climbing party on the mountain at the time, Mark's personal saga is filled with both triumphs and setbacks. Details of his fascinating and careful preparations as well as a moment-by-moment account of the climbs are included in a suspenseful and fast-paced first-person narrative. Readers will marvel at Mark's determination through high-altitude and ice training as well as the arduous daily workouts; they'll sympathize with his fatigue as he carries nearly twenty extra pounds of schoolbooks to Advanced Base Camp. They'll also feel the adrenaline pumping when they accompany Mark past the ever-shifting Khumbu Icefall, over three-hundred-foot crevasses, and up into the high-altitude "Death Zone." When his father is stricken with cancer back home, Mark's story also becomes an eloquent testimony to the unbreakable bond between father and son.

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ISBN:
9780141304977
9780525460893
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
970L
Fountas & Pinnell:
X
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subject_facetAutobiography -- Juvenile literature
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Juvenile literature
Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Juvenile literature
Mountaineers -- Juvenile literature
Mountaineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Pfetzer, Mark -- Juvenile literature
Youths' writings
Youths' writings, American
title_displayWithin reach : my Everest story
title_fullWithin reach : my Everest story / Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin
title_shortWithin reach
title_submy Everest story
topic_facetAutobiography
Mountaineering
Mountaineers
Pfetzer, Mark
Youths' writings
Youths' writings, American